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Emerge Maryland graduates 26 women ready to run for elected office

Twenty-six women graduated from the Emerge Maryland signature candidate program April 24, the ninth class to complete the training and the largest cohort to date.

The diverse class of women comes from nine different counties and Baltimore city, stretching from Garrett to Harford to Charles County.

These women join the rest of the 138 alumnae, many of whom are already serving in elected offices all over the state.

Emerge Maryland is a political candidate training program for Democratic women seeking elected or appointed office. The intensive, cohort-based training builds a team within each class who support each other. Emerge provides five months of in-depth candidate training and ensures women are ready to run for office.

The women who graduated this year are:

  • Amy B. Frieder
  • Andrea Chamblee, Esq.
  • Caitlin Klimm
  • Chelsea A. Kadish
  • China Boak Terrell
  • Courtney Finklea Green
  • Deidre Natasha Jackson
  • Désirée Williams
  • Diana Emerson
  • Fatmata Barrie
  • Jessica Klaitman
  • Judy A. Carbone
  • Julie Kleckley Hummer
  • Karen P. Simpson
  • Leslie Milano
  • Lucinia Mundy
  • Mia J. Blom
  • Michele Guyton
  • Molly J. Amster
  • Nakia R. Wright
  • Pamela Lanman Guzzone
  • Samantha Jones
  • Sarah Sullivan
  • Shannon Gahs
  • Yolanda R. Quintanilla

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